Innocent Bahati

Poet and teacher Innocent Bahati disappeared in 2021 after meeting an unknown person at a hotel in Nyanza district. Shortly after the disappearance, the Rwandan Secretary of State asked… More

Paul Rusesabagina

Paul Rusesabagina

Rusesabagina is the author of An Ordinary Man, an autobiography of his life as a hotel manager during the Rwandan genocide. He was detained in August 2020 when boarding… More

Writers at Risk Database

Kitzito Mihigo

A musician, Mihigo was arrested and sentenced to 10 years in prison for allegedly plotting to kill President Paul Kagame and for inciting hate against the government. He was… More

Long Prison Sentences for Two Journalists

PEN International protests the February 4, 2011 conviction and imprisonment of Umurabyo editor Agnes Uwimana and reporter Saidati Mukakibibi, for articles they published criticizing President Paul Kagame ahead of… More

Newspaper Editor Murdered

International PEN protests in the strongest possible terms the murder of Jean Leonard Rugambage, deputy editor of the banned newspaper Umuvugizi, who was shot dead outside his home on… More